Peru farmer hospitalised with eight-day erection

A Peruvian farmer underwent an operation after complaining of severe pain from an eight-day erection, a doctor at a hospital in the northern city of Sullana said on Thursday.

“The patient arrived at the hospital in great pain because of the erection,” said surgeon Nelson Carrasco, adding that the 53-year-old had not taken a sexual stimulant or alcohol.

He said the patient, whose identity was withheld, suffers from priapism, a persistent erection of the penis often due to a blood clot in the erectile tissue.

Carrasco said the man underwent surgery at the Sullana hopsital, about 1 000km north of Lima.

But he added, “We are looking for the cause of the priapism because if we don’t find a solution it could reappear again.” - AFP

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